Even though the package prefix was short (zpb), I typed the stuff often enough that the prefix in the repl was annoying, but I didn't really want inherit everything with use-package, either. What to do?
Lately I've taken to sticking the functions in my startup file and naming them after keywords. For example:
(defun :go (&optional (thing *)) "View THING with some appropriate viewer." ;; On my Mac laptop, I use "open" instead. (sb-ext:run-program "gnome-open" (list (princ-to-string thing)) :search t) thing)
With this in my startup file, I can do something like this:
* (url-of-interest object) "http://twitter.com/quicklisp" * (:go) URL is opened in Chrome "http://twitter.com/quicklisp"
These functions are short, easy to type, and always available in any REPL context regardless of the editor settings or current package. In addition to :go, I also have :file-string, :file-vector, :file-lines, :bits, :hex, :make-project, and a few others.
Do you define any shortcuts like this?